Born Feb. 3, 1942, in Clay County, he was the son of Cecil and Della Gertrude Mong Maurer.
He attended Ashboro High School until it closed in 1959. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1960.
On Feb. 13, 1960, he married Phyllis Stevenson Maurer. He worked from the age of 14 farming, first at the Dietz property and then later for Phyllis' family. Following their marriage, he began working for Ethyl-Visqueen until 1976 when he left to work for Brazil Coal and Clay.
He worked as a loader operator at both Brazil Coal and Beech Coal Company from which he retired in 2002. He had also worked at Tredegar for a time in the late 80s.
Larry enjoyed farming during all his working years, no matter what job he was located at, for as long as his health allowed. He has restored many Allis-Chalmers antique tractors, refinished many antique furniture pierces, enjoyed carpentry and had time for family along the way.
His other devotion was to the Center Point Volunteer Fire Department. All of his adult life, he has been a member of the department. He served as Fire Chief for more than 20 years and has always been an active member of the department. Several years ago, he helped with the ambulance runs and earned his EMT to be qualified for the job. He worked tirelessly for the department and will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his father; his mother Gertrude Burkitt; step-father George Burkitt; brother-in-law Oran Muenster; nephew Barry Maybaugh; and father-in-law Harold Stevenson.
Survivors include his wife Phyllis Maurer, children Leanne True and husband Russ, Steven Maurer and wife Kelly, and Christine Heffner and husband Marty; 11 grandchildren, Nicole West and husband Greg, Dustin True and fiancÚ Whitney Sutherlin, Jason True, Allison True, Kellsy Maurer, Griffin Maurer, Jordan Maurer, Austin Heffner, Mallory Heffner, Meredith Heffner, and Ian Heffner; four great-grandchildren, Jordan West, Sabrina West, Sydney West, and Zachary West; mother-in-law Thelma Stevenson; sisters Betty Belasco and husband Robert, Texas, Edna Ann Maybaugh and husband Ronald, Greencastle, and Judy Muenster, Greenfield; brother Terry Maurer, Salem; step-brother Dale Burkitt and wife Vicki, Seelyville; brother-in-law Chester Stevenson and wife Sue; sister-in-law Katherine Lee and husband Dan, Miss.; uncle Roy Mong, Mooresville; many nieces, nephews and a large extended family.
Services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lawson-Miller Chapel with Rev. Myron James officiating. Burial will follow at Center Point Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and again Thursday prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Center Point Volunteer Fire Department.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Larry's grandsons will serve as active pallbearers and the volunteer fire department will serve as honorary pallbearers.
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